Wow, what a journey? Yes, a journey. I have been fighting various injuries in order to continue my training for my next marathon which is Route 66 marathon in Tulsa.
My shins continue to burn when I run and my quads may or may not allow me to run. I am finding that longer periods of stretching help reduce the shin problem and rest between runs help the quad issue.
Another injury would be my back. I continue to fight this on a daily basis. I am going to the chiropractor every other day. My back was so bad this weekend that I had to leave the OU football game in the 3rd quarter. That’s a big deal to me.
Anyway, I hit a all time running low Sunday morning when I started debating whether I would run Route 66. So much of my problems relate to me being overweight. I know this and I do know I need to take major action to lose the weight. This in turn will help my running. Just as I was reaching my low on Sunday, I rebounded with a thunderous 10 mile trick or treat run through the neighborhood.
Not making the Rt. 66 marathon would be viewed as a failure in my eyes. I just have a hard time with that. So for now, I am onward to the marathon. I am still training for the run and plan to finish training this weekend when I run a long run one last time.
I’ll keep you posted.